1998 Subaru Legacy Maintenance

1998 Subaru Legacy Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 1998 Subaru Legacy? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

1998 Subaru Legacy Maintenance Schedule

How often should I service my 1998 Subaru Legacy?

Here’s Why 1998 Subaru Legacy Scheduled Maintenance Matters

Take care of your Subaru Legacy and it'll take care of you. With the right maintenance at the right time, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your Legacy. But how do you know what service to get and when? There's no need to guess when it's time to get Legacy maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 1998 Subaru Legacy!

This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, Subaru themselves. Driving conditions, climate variations, and other variables can affect which scheduled maintenance services you’ll need; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of services like oil changes, tire rotations, brake pad replacement, filter changes, and fluid checks and exchanges. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your Legacy running for longer, increase your vehicle safety, and prevent common 1998 Subaru Legacy problems.

Overview of Essential Subaru Legacy Maintenance Needs

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 1998 Subaru Legacy and an expert technician will begin by performing a Courtesy Check. A Courtesy Check helps "set the stage" for your service and catch any small problems before they turn into big repairs. Every Courtesy Check will include a visual inspection of your Legacy. We’ll check your head and tail lights, fluid levels, filters, tires (and their alignment!), and windshield wiper blades. We’ll also perform a free battery check to determine your battery’s charge level.

Think you could be due for a new battery in your 1998 Subaru Legacy? In general, car batteries only last three to five years. Yours may need to be replaced sooner depending on your driving habits and climate. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your Subaru Legacy battery, and so can frequent short drives. While you could wait until your battery fails and you hear the dreaded "click," you're better off replacing it before then! Otherwise, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your Legacy stranded. Your Subaru Legacy won’t even be able to start with a weak battery, much less get you where you need to go.

Ensuring you always have a well-charged battery can help your car’s overall performance, and regularly scheduled oil changes can help your 1998 Subaru Legacy's engine run smoother. See Subaru's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1998 Legacy in the chart at the top of this page. Keep in mind that your oil change interval could be different given your driving style and climate. Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to know when to change your oil. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 1998 Subaru Legacy? We can help with that, too!

Periodic service to the steering system in your Subaru Legacy can help you keep control of your vehicle at all times (plus, it can make for a smoother ride!). Don’t let a misalignment or pulling steering wheel put you in danger. You can count on Firestone Complete Auto Care’s trained technicians to inspect this system and, if needed, perform Subaru Legacy suspension and steering services. These might include wheel alignment, power steering fluid flushes and replenishments, ball joint lubrication, wheel bearing replacement, and strut replacement. To keep your car running at its best, it’s essential to have regular maintenance services on your Subaru Legacy's steering and suspension system.

If you fall behind on routine Subaru Legacy maintenance (or worse, don’t do it at all!), you could be feeling the heat on the road – literally! A malfunctioning A/C system or overheating engine can wreak havoc on your car. Our technicians have you covered there, too, with the tools and expertise to care for your entire Subaru Legacy cooling, heating, and climate control system. Is it time to replace the radiator in your Subaru Legacy? We can take care of that. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 1998 Subaru Legacy maintenance.

Don’t wait until something goes wrong with your car. Visit your nearest location for proactive maintenance today.

1998 Subaru Legacy Maintenance Q&A

Take an active role in maintaining your 1998 Subaru Legacy. Get answers to common Subaru Legacy maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my Subaru Legacy? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 1998 Legacy is pulling to one side or the other, your tires or suspension system could be calling out for help.
  • When should I switch my Subaru Legacy to high mileage oil? Do you have more than 75,000 miles on your Subaru Legacy? If so, request to switch to high mileage oil at your next oil change. This type of oil is specially formulated to keep aging engine parts in the best possible condition.
  • Can Subaru dashboard warning lights wait? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your Subaru Legacy in for a diagnostic code scan as soon as a dashboard warning light flashes on, whether it's your check engine or battery light. Dashboard lights alert you to trouble under the hood.

Get Work Done on Your Subaru Legacy

Don’t let unexpected car trouble get the best of you. Stay ahead of potential problems and schedule a routine Subaru Legacy maintenance appointment today.